Brunel Museum Free Summer Play Scheme 2017

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Brunel Museum Free Summer Play Scheme 2017 starts on 24th of July until 4th of August. Every summer we run a two-week Play Scheme celebrating the Thames Tunnel Fancy Fair of 1852. This year the Play Scheme is free for children in Southwark, but parents must register for the scheme. There will be games and other activities, and children will be safe and supervised at all times.

Parents/carers need to register their child at the start of each day (registration will take place in the Museum between 9.00am-9.15am). As usual we will work principally with 7 -11 year old children from the local area. The activities will take place inside the museum and outside on the paved and grassed areas. Children should wear old and comfortable clothes for messy work, and bring their own packed lunch. We will provide drinks for morning and afternoon breaks.

Numbers are limited to 25 places and children can sign up for one week. On the first day, parents/carers will need to sign a consent form with details about trips, any special dietary requirements or allergies, and emergency contact details.

With the children’s help we are turning the area around the Museum into a garden for everyone to use. We look forward to welcoming you to another exciting summer in the gardens outside the Museum.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of London Borough of Southwark, Rotherhithe Community Council, Team London Bridge & North Southwark Environment Trust.

Dates:

24 July – 4 August 2017

Times:

9.00am to 3.00pm

Ages:

7–11 year olds

Brunel Museum Summer Play scheme

How to register:

Places are allocated on a first come first served basis. In the summer we will issue a sign up form through local schools. If you would like a place for your child, complete the updated form and post through the Museum letterbox or email

  brunelplayscheme@gmail.com

If there is a place for your child we will contact you to confirm registration and other details.

  
Download the 2017 Play Scheme sign up form here.




About The Brunel Museum

A museum, art gallery and events space. This amazing landmark in Rotherhithe village is a culture hub in this part of south London with an all year around series of music concerts, theatre and performances. The Brunel Museum is open seven days a week from 10:00 until 17:00 and later for special events (see publicity). Entry to the Brunel Museum is £6 and £4 for concessions. Children under 16 free of charge. Entry to Great Eastern launch ramps is free. Special events are priced separately.

The Museum is an educational charity run by volunteers and tells the story of one of the world’s great engineering dynasties. Brunel organised the world’s first underground concert party here in 1827, and the Museum celebrates and interprets music and theatre as well as engineering.

Brunel’s First Project

Scheduled Ancient Monument, International Landmark, Oldest Tunnel in the Oldest Underground in the World

The Brunel Museum is open 10:00 to 17:00 seven days a week, with late openings for special events. A small museum, but a big story drawing visitors locally and from all over the world. Below the trains still run through the Tunnel. The Museum gardens are always open…

Brunel’s Last Project

Biggest Ship in the World, First Modern Ocean Liner, the Ship that Changed Everything

In the lower gallery an exhibition about Brunel’s greatest ship. A few hundred yards down the river on the Isle of Dogs, the launch ways of SS Great Eastern are accessible by Thames Clipper via Masthouse Terrace Pier or London Walk three times a week. The launch ways are always open…

Brunel’s Grand Entrance Hall

Underground Chamber half the size of Shakespeare’s Globe

After 150 years the chamber is open every day for heritage talks and lectures. Also advertised evenings for concerts, opera, and theatre. Details of these events, guided walks, heritage boat trips, shows and garden events can be found on the What’s On pages. Also available for society visits and private events.

The Grand Entrance Hall, where young Brunel nearly drowned, was the world’s first underground theatre. Before the trains came, the chamber echoed with applause for acrobats, tightrope walkers and serenaders. Under the National Heritage Landmarks Partnership Scheme, and with support from the Association of Independent Museums and Biffa, the Museum is fitting out a spectacular new gallery and underground theatre.

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Grade II* listed structure and the world’s first caisson. The chamber is half the size of Shakespeare’s Globe, and is open again for the first time in a hundred and fifty years. This is where work on the tunnel began, and where Isambard Kingdom Brunel nearly drowned. When it opened in 1843 it was the world’s most popular visitor attraction, with a million visitors in the first three months. There are guided tours every lunchtime, and regular music and theatre events, but entry is by half size doorway and temporary staircase. Work has begun to convert the chamber into gallery and performance space and the centrepiece of the Museum.

You come by boat to the museum at 10.45 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays,Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays or by walking tours on Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays. See guided walking tour from Bermondsey or Embankment tube stations.

Brunel Museum | Railway Avenue, Rotherhithe, London, SE16 4LF

020 7231 3840
  info@brunel-museum.org.uk

  www.brunel-museum.org.uk  @BrunelMuseum  BrunelMuseum




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